Today’s hamstring workout will run you through 5 of the best hamstring exercises that you can actually do at home. A common belief is that the only way you’re able to train the hamstrings is either with a seated or lying hamstring curl machine. Today, I’m going to show you 5 unique exercises that you can perform with only a pair of dumbbells or resistance band
When it comes to training the hamstrings, there are 2 types of movements we can use; the first and most common is a hinging at the knee. A great example of this is the seated hamstring curl; an exercise where you bring your heel towards your glutes in order to activate your hamstrings.
The second method for training the hamstrings is a hinging at the hip; which is what we’ll be focusing on mostly for our home hamstring workout. An example of this can be seen in the Romanian Deadlift. By bending at the hips to lift and lower our resistance, we must recruit our hamstrings to complete the motion; this movement is also great at recruiting our glutes and lower back too. The combination of these 3 muscle groups is what makes up our posterior chain, and allows us to effectively kill 3 birds with one stone.
Today I’ll be covering 4 killer hip hinging exercises, and 1 knee hinging exercise to target our hamstrings:
-Dumbbell Romanian Deadlift (Hip Hinging)
-Resistance Band Romanian Deadlift (Hip Hinging)
-Dumbbell/ Kettle Bell Swings (Hip Hinging)
-Band Pull Throughs (Hip Hinging)
-Seated Band Hamstring Curls (Knee Hinging)
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